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Old 02-15-2016, 08:55 AM
Darren12 Darren12 is offline
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Hi guys, this is a knife I made for a friend, he is the guy who gave me the wood for the scales.
The steel is Bohler N690 Stainless, with wild olive scales and brass pins.
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:36 AM
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I like the blade, and over all it looks well made. The handle shape? A tad boring, resembling a broom stick. Explore a little to get a better flow, something more for the eye.
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:27 PM
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Looks good. Handle shape may be a little plain, but if he likes it then that's what matters. A little more shape to it may provide better grip allowing it to be handled better and more comfortably. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:47 AM
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Have any other views of the handle? Maybe we're not seeing it as you see it.
Is a little "plain looking" in relation to the quality of the blade and the handle material. However if it is what the customer wanted then it is fine.....they are always right.

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Old 02-16-2016, 03:38 PM
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Good looking blade!

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Old 02-17-2016, 12:18 AM
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less is more , nice job Darren, looks like it'll make a nice user.....

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Old 02-18-2016, 03:42 AM
Darren12 Darren12 is offline
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Thanks for the comments guys, the handle is a bit boring but the customer loves it. It is made to be used hard, The customer is a professional hunter so it should see some good use this next hunting season.

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Old 02-18-2016, 04:46 AM
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That skinner style blade should prove very useful for hunting applications. I like that blade shape. Not only pleasing to the eye but THE blade for skinning game.

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Old 02-18-2016, 09:50 AM
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Nice clean work!
Well done!

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